Reliance Jio in July announced its debut in the broadband market by launching its optical fiber-based Jio GigaFiber broadband service. While the registrations for the broadband is live for quite some time now, the service is yet to rollout commercially.
The registration for the Jio GigaFiber can be done via two ways- MyJio app or Jio.com and it is free of cost. Jio at its 42nd Annual General Meeting announced that the broadband connection aims to deliver wall-to-wall FTTH service for phones, televisions, computers and other devices.
The GigaFiber is the wired internet service from Jio with a top speed of up to 1 gigabyte. The service will compete against companies like Airtel, BSNL, MTNL, ACT Fibernet, Spectra, Hathway and similar more. The optical-based broadband service aims to connect 50 million homes in India and will roll out in 1100 cities.
The beta trials for the service is already running in several cities like Mumbai and Pune. The company at the launch event had said that the area with the highest number of registrations will be given the preference first. The locality that records highest number of registrations will be the first to receive the service.
In case you are still confused what the buzz around Jio GigaFiber is, here is a list of some commonly asked questions that will give you some clarity on the topic:
— What is Jio GigaFiber?
Jio GigaFiber is company’s optical-based home broadband service which aims to connect up to 50 million homes in India. Jio GigaFiber will come with two services- Jio GigaFiber router and the Jio GigaTV Set-top box. The GigaFiber router can be used for running internet services on multiple devices at 1Gbps speed while the set-top box is for your television services. It is also said to use IP multicasting technology so that users can access Internet-based TV services without exhausting their data for television.
— What is Jio GigaFiber preview offer?
Just like the Jio SIM preview offer, Jio also has a preview offer for those who have registered for it JioGigaFiber service. The preview offer gives will offer free 100 GB monthly data at internet speeds of up to 100Mbps for 90 days.
— How to register for Jio GigaFiber?
Go to Jio.com website or visit the MyJio App. Click on the Jio GigaFiber registration banner. Click on Invite Fiber now option. Enter your address and click on confirm. Enter your personal information and agree to terms and conditions. Click on generate OTP. You will receive a thank you message once your interest is registered.
— What are the expected Jio GigaFiber plans?
While the company has not announced the actual pricing of the plan, the Jio broadband plans are expected to start from as low as Rs 500. The plan is said to come in three categories – Jio GigaFiber Speed-based plans, Jio GigaFiber volume-based plans, and Jio GigaFiber special broadband plan.